England-West Indies third ODI abandoned due to rain

The start of the match was delayed due to persistent rain Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Headingley: Jun 22, 2012

The third and the final ODI match between England and West Indies was called off with a ball being bowled after persistent rain lashed Headingley on Friday.

The start was delayed due to wet outfield and with rain continuing to fall, and more forecast, prospects for any play at all were not encouraging.

England had already wrapped up the series 2-0 after wins by 114 runs, under the Duckworth/Lewis method, at Southampton last weekend and Tuesday’s eight-wicket success at The Oval.

However, England were set to change a winning side after resting leading bowlers Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann from Friday’s match, with Stuart Meaker, Chris Woakes and James Tredwell called up to the squad in place of the trio.

West Indies, yet to beat England this trip after losing 2-0 in a three-Test series with a rain-affected draw, conclude their tour with a Twenty20 international against their hosts at Trent Bridge on Sunday.

England, after the West Indies depart, face Australia in a five-match one-day series starting at Lord’s on June 29.